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Small-group teaching case studies
Below is a selection of case studies showcasing great work going on around UCL.
Dr Adam Smith's new essay-writing course received 100 per cent positive feedback and led to big improvements. Just don’t call it a skills course More...
Published: Sep 1, 2014 10:42:27 AM
Shivani Singh shares what she learned from leading a voluntary summer school course More...
Published: Jul 4, 2014 10:56:14 AM
Dr Cadence Kinsey, UCL History of Art, brought two sets of students together to produce a piece of web-based art using free online tools More...
Published: Jun 18, 2014 4:24:15 PM
Dr Bernadett Kalmar and Dr Barney Bryson have helped their masterclass students design their own research programmes. They shared their findings at a UCL Arena Exchange seminar More...
Published: May 12, 2014 1:17:16 PM
Clare Goudy reports on a study into student attitudes to small-group teaching, presented at the UCL Teaching and Learning Conference 2014 More...
Published: Apr 11, 2014 1:58:19 PM
Dr Parama Chaudhury’s first-year Economics module represents a first for UCL. Based on the concept of flipping lectures, she now provides her learners with a range of sources to study before they meet, and then uses the lecture time to lead the group in team exercises. More...
Published: Mar 21, 2014 3:20:28 PM
The Department of Speech and Language Therapy’s Dr Rachel Rees explains why students are asked to chair their own tutorials during the first and second years of their degree. More...
Published: Aug 9, 2013 1:12:15 PM
Dr Chiara Ambrosio explains how this unique and innovative course works, and why it’s so beneficial for students. More...
Published: Aug 9, 2013 1:00:27 PM
Dr Chris Laoutaris, from the Department of English Language and Literature, explains how he used the UCL Art Museum to help his students understand Shakespeare plays. More...
Published: Aug 9, 2013 12:32:37 PM
Find out how nine teaching fellows went about designing a set of six-hour courses aimed at teaching undergraduate students languages from around the Danube. The case study was compiled by Jelena Čalić, Ramona Gonczol, Lily Kahn, Sabine Lins, Christina Parte, Eszter Tarsoly and Olga Willet. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 5:26:13 PM
Earlier this year, Dr An Vanderhelst was awarded a Teaching Innovations Grant so that she could trial VoiceThread, a video blogging tool that enables distance-learning students to practise their speaking skills in their own time. Here, she discusses her experiences. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:39:24 PM
An Vanderhelst, Teaching Fellow in Dutch, explains how virtual world Second Life can help in distance-learning courses. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:23:30 PM
Stefanie Anyadi, Sam Green and Kevin Tang discuss how PeerWise fared when it was piloted on a Linguistics module. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 4:19:57 PM
The Anna Freud Centre’s Nick Midgley and Fiona John explain why they introduced filmed role-play assessment to a first-year Master’s module. More...
Published: Aug 7, 2013 3:25:56 PM
In 2012, Oliwia Berdak won a Provost's Teaching Award for the policy portfolio scheme she devised as a postgraduate teaching assistant (PGTA). Here, she explains the concept and its benefits. More...
Published: Aug 6, 2013 5:00:01 PM
Charmian Dawson, Teaching Fellow in Biosciences, explains how she boosted student engagement by getting them talking to the academics in their department. More...
Published: Aug 6, 2013 4:55:46 PM
The Institute for Global Health’s Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall and Dr Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli explain the challenges and triumphs they encountered when turning one of their existing modules into an online-only, Moodle-based course. More...
Published: Aug 6, 2013 4:35:38 PM
- Please note that the case studies section of the Teaching and Learning Portal is a continually evolving resource. If you or your colleagues are involved in great projects or practices that others might be able to take inspiration from, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
- For discipline-specific advice on small-group teaching, contact one of the CALT school-facing teaching fellows
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